Since this article refers to both President and Mrs. Clinton, they are sometimes referred to by their first names for clarity.
Most of the information is from the FBI report. Some contextual facts and dates have been added. [hr]
The Takeaways. The Players. The Timeline.[hr]
The FBI could not review all of the Hillary Clinton emails under investigation because:
- The Clintons' Apple personal server used for Hillary Clinton work email could not be located for the FBI to examine.
- An Apple MacBook laptop and thumb drive that contained Hillary Clinton email archives were lost, and the FBI couldn’t examine them.
- 2 BlackBerry devices provided to FBI didn’t have their SIM or SD data cards.
- 13 Hillary Clinton personal mobile devices were lost, discarded or destroyed. Therefore, the FBI couldn’t examine them.
- Various server backups were deleted over time, so the FBI couldn’t examine them.
- After State Dept. notified Hillary Clinton her records would be sought by House Benghazi Committee, copies of her email on the laptops of her attorneys Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson were wiped with BleachBit, and the FBI couldn't review them.
- After her emails were subpoenaed, Hillary Clinton’s email archive was also permanently deleted from her then-server “PRN” with BleachBit, and the FBI couldn’t review it.
- Also after the subpoena, backups of the PRN server were manually deleted.
[/unordered_list] Even though the FBI did not have a complete record of Hillary Clinton’s emails on three unclassified personal servers, it found:
- 2,093 emails State Dept. currently classifies as Confidential or Secret. (State Dept. did not address what their classification was at the time they were sent.)
- 193 emails (81 separate email conversations) that were classified at the time they were sent, ranging from “Confidential” to “Top Secret/Special Access Program.”
- 68 of the 81 email chains remain classified today.
- 8 were Top Secret.
- 37 were Secret.
- 36 were Confidential.
- 7 were Special Access Program.
- 3 were Sensitive Compartmentalized Information.
- 36 were Not Releasing to Foreign Governments.
- 2 were Releasable Only to Five Allied Partners.
- 12 of the suspect email chains were not provided by Hillary's attorneys. The FBI found them other ways.
- The email chains contained classified information from 5 other agencies: CIA, DOD, FBI, NGA and NSA.
The Players (as they surface in timeline)
Justin Cooper: President Bill Clinton aide
Bryan Pagliano: Computer technician from Hillary Clinton ‘08 campaign
Huma Abedin: Hillary Clinton aide
Eric Boswell: State Dept. Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security
John Bentel: State Dept. Information Technology official who handled Hillary Clinton’s issues
Jake Sullivan: Hillary Clinton aide
Cheryl Mills: Hillary Clinton chief of staff and attorney
Raymond Maxwell: Former State Dept. Deputy Assistant Secretary
Monica Hanley: Hillary Clinton aide
Sid Blumenthal: Hillary Clinton friend and adviser
Heather Samuelson: Hillary Clinton campaign worker and attorney
David Kendall of Williams & Connolly: Hillary Clinton attorney
3 Known Clinton Private Servers: Apple, "Pagliano," and Platte River Networks (PRN)
2007: Hillary Clinton announces run for President. Bill Clinton aide Justin Cooper buys an Apple server for a new email system to be located in the Clintons’ Chappaqua, NY residence.
June 2008: Hillary drops out of Presidential race. Cooper sets up the Apple server.
Fall 2008: Hillary aide Huma Abedin contacts Hillary campaign computer tech Bryan Pagliano to build 2nd server because the Apple—in use for just a few months—is “antiquated.”
Jan. 2009: Hillary begins transitioning from her personal BlackBerry.net email to a clintonemail.com account on the “antiquated” Apple server.
Jan. 11, 2009: Increase in cyberattack attempts on State Dept. employee personal email accounts.
Jan. 21, 2009: Hillary becomes secretary of state. She declines a State Dept. email address and instead uses her personal BlackBerry in office.
Feb. 2009: Hillary travels to Asia, her first overseas trip as secretary of state.
March 2, 2009: Security memo warns Hillary and Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills that it’s risky to use their personal email and BlackBerry devices.
[quote]I cannot stress too strongly…that any unclassified BlackBerry is highly vulnerable in any setting to remotely and covertly monitoring conversations, retrieving e-mails, and exploiting calendars. –State Dept. memo from Eric Boswell of Diplomatic Security 3/2/2009.[/quote]March 11, 2009: Hillary is told there’s “intelligence concerning this vulnerability during her recent [Feb.] trip to Asia.” She acknowledges to Boswell that she “gets it.”
March 2009: State Dept. official handling Hillary computer security issues, John Bentel, reportedly receives memo showing that Hillary’s private server was set to be installed at her NY home. Bentel would later tell FBI he didn’t know Hillary was using a personal account or server.
March 18, 2009: The server installed by Pagliano replaces the Apple, but Pagliano later tells FBI he didn’t transfer Hillary’s clintonemail.com account. The FBI could never locate or examine Apple server to determine facts.
Feb. 9, 2011: State Dept. staff again raises concerns about Hillary and staff using electronic devices in their offices.
March 2, 2011: State Dept. detects malicious cyber activity aimed at senior officials.
April 2011: Hillary’s immediate staff is briefed again on cybersecurity threats.
May 2011: Hillary’s immediate staff is briefed again.
Aug. 30, 2011: Hillary requests a government device to replace her broken BlackBerry. After she’s told it would be subject to Freedom of Information Act records searches, no government device is issued.
2011: Memo from Hillary cautions State Dept. employees about security and records retention, and advises not to use personal email for government business.
Sept. 11, 2012: Islamic extremist terrorists attack Americans in Benghazi, Libya.
Nov. 2012: State Dept. Accountability Review Board convenes to investigate Benghazi. Hillary aides Cheryl Mills and Jake Sullivan are reportedly seen at allegedly improper Benghazi “document sorting” session in State Dept. basement.
Week of Dec. 9, 2012: Hillary faints and falls, suffering a concussion. State Dept. keeps it secret for several days.
Dec. 4, 2012: [unordered_list style="bullet"]
- Congressional investigators try to schedule interview with Bentel, Hillary’s State Dept. information technology officer.
- He declines.
- He retires from State Dept. in December.
Dec. 15, 2012: Hillary postpones her Congressional testimony on Benghazi due to illness.
Dec. 30, 2012: State Dept. discloses discovery of “blood clot” in Clinton’s head from the concussion.
Early 2013: Pagliano plans to seek other work. Clinton staff begins searching for vendor to manage a new, 3rd Clinton email server.
Jan. 2, 2013: Platte River Networks of Denver (PRN) wins contract for new Clinton server.
Jan. 7, 2013: Hillary returns to work.
Jan. 23, 2013: Hillary testifies to Congress on Benghazi attacks.
Feb. 1, 2013: Hillary’s last day as secretary of state. She fails to produce her federal records as required by law.
Spring 2013: [unordered_list style="bullet"]
- Hillary aide Monica Hanley and Cooper put Hillary email archive on an Apple MacBook laptop and thumb drive.
- But Hanley later tells FBI she forgot to give laptop and thumb drive to Hillary’s staff.
- The laptop and thumb drive are lost and the FBI cannot examine.
March 14, 2013: Hillary confidant Sid Blumenthal’s AOL email is hacked by Romanian cyber hacker “Guccifer,” uncovering a memo to Hillary with classified “confidential” information.
June 2013: According to a book later written by Bill, Hillary finally recovers from her Dec. 2012 illness about now.
June 23, 2013: Pagliano server is moved to Equinix datacenter, NJ which “serves the world's largest financial, media, and enterprise companies.”
Read: The Definitive Hillary Email Timeline (prior to FBI report)
June 30, 2013: Pagliano server email accounts are transferred to the new PRN server.
July 18, 2013: Clintons sign formal deal with PRN for new email server.
Early 2014: Hanley says she finds Apple MacBook laptop from Spring of 2013 at her home and tries, but fails, to remotely transfer Hillary email archive to PRN server.
Feb. 2014: [unordered_list style="bullet"]
- Hanley ships Apple MacBook laptop to unidentified person who transfers Hillary email archive to Gmail address, then to PRN server.
- Hanley instructs unidentified person to delete and/or wipe Hillary email archive from Apple MacBook and Gmail.
- Unidentified person ships Apple MacBook via US Postal Service or UPS to unidentified female Hillary associate who later tells FBI she never received it.
- Nobody can find the Apple MacBook or thumb drive containing Hillary archive email.
May 8, 2014: House Benghazi committee is established.
Summer of 2014: State Dept. notifies Hillary aide Cheryl Mills that it will be requesting Hillary’s work emails.
July 23, 2014: Congressional Benghazi committee reaches agreement with State Dept. on production of records.
July 2014: [unordered_list style="bullet"]
- Mills initiates review of any Hillary work emails with .gov addresses that were transferred from Pagliano server to PRN server.
- The emails don’t include the Jan-March 2009 emails lost on the missing Apple server.
- The .gov work emails are put in a file on laptops of Mills and Hillary attorney Heather Samuelson.
- These laptop email files would later be wiped using BleachBit so they could never be recovered. The FBI was unable to review them.
August, 2014: State Dept. provides House Benghazi Committee with eight emails to or from Clinton that show her use of a private email account.
Sept. 15, 2014: Sharyl Attkisson reports on State Dept. official who said he witnessed Benghazi document sorting session with Hillary aides in State Dept. basement in 2013.
Late Sept. 2014: [unordered_list style="bullet"]
- Mills and Samuelson review the rest of the available Hillary emails, besides the .gov.
- These email files would later be wiped using BleachBit so they could never be recovered. The FBI was unable to review them.
- Selected emails are printed in Mills’ office and reviewed again by attorneys Samuelson, Mills and Hillary attorney David Kendall of Williams & Connolly.
- “Non-work” emails are shredded.
- “Work” emails were printed and provided on USB drive to Kendall.
Dec. 2014: Hillary and Abedin begin using new email accounts on the domain hrcoffice.com.
Dec. 5, 2014: Hard copies of Hillary work emails are given to State Dept.
Dec. 2014: Hillary instructs her staff she no longer needs to keep the remaining “personal” emails.
Dec. 2014 or Jan. 2015: [unordered_list style="bullet"]
- Mills and Samuelson request unidentified person to delete the Hillary email files from their laptops.
- Software called “BleachBit” is used so it can never be recovered.
- Unknown Hillary staffer also wants Hillary email archive removed from PRN server.
- Mills asks for shortened email retention for clintonemail.com account because Hillary decides she no longer needs emails older than 60 days.
[/unordered_list] July 10, 2015: FBI begins investigation Hillary email situation after U.S. Intelligence Community Inspector General refers the case of possible improper handling of classified information.
March 2, 2015: [unordered_list style="bullet"]
- NYT article exposes fact that Clinton used personal email account exclusively for state business.
- PRN technicians conduct work on Pagliano server at Equinix datacenter.
- Mills later tells FBI they were working on the server because she asked them to conduct an equipment inventory.
[/unordered_list]March 3, 2015: House Benghazi committee requests Hillary attorneys at Williams & Connolly to preserve and produce all documents and media related to her two clintonemail.com known addresses.
March 4, 2015: House Benghazi committee privately subpoenas all Hillary emails related to Benghazi terrorist attacks. Clinton does not disclose the subpoenas but tweets, “I want the public to see my email. I asked State to release them. They said they will review them for release as soon as possible.”
March 9, 2015: Mills emails PRN and makes reference to the preservation request from Congress. A PRN technician would later tell FBI he doesn’t remember seeing it.
March 10, 2015: Clinton answers questions about her email practices for the first time. She tells reporters:[unordered_list style="bullet"]
- It was more convenient to use the private server.
- “I wanted to use just one device for both personal and work emails instead of two.”
- Last year, she deleted nearly 31,000+ emails that were “private.”
- She will not turn over her personal email server.
- She “fully complied” with the law.
- She has turned over to the State Dept. 55,000 pages of work-related emails.
- There were 62,320 emails in her account: 30,490 were public business; 31,830 were private.
March 25, 2015: [unordered_list style="bullet"]
- PRN has conference call with Bill Clinton’s staff.
- PRN technician later tells FBI that, at this point, he realized he’d forgotten to shorten Hillary’s email retention (that Mills requested in Dec. 2014), so he now deletes the Clinton archive mailbox from PRN and uses BleachBit to permanently delete files holding the emails.
- FBI says one PRN technician gave three conflicting stories but acknowledged that, when he made deletions, he knew of Congress’ preservation request and knew he should not delete Hillary’s email data on PRN server.
- The FBI says somebody also manually deleted backups of the PRN server during this time frame. Clinton and Mills say they were unaware of these deletions.
March 31, 2015: There’s a conference call among PRN, Kendall and Mills. Later, PRN would exert attorney-client privilege and refuse to comment on conversation. This means Hillary’s attorneys are representing the PRN technician, too.
May 27, 2015: In a Freedom of Information (FOI) lawsuit, the court orders State Dept. to post emails on FOI website on a monthly schedule to complete by Jan 29, 2016. (State completes Feb 29, 2016.)
July 28, 2015: Hillary revises her statement regarding classified email to say she is confident she never sent or received emails that were classified at the time. Later, the FBI would find Hillary sent or received 193 emails (81 separate email conversations) that were classified at the time they were sent, ranging from “Confidential” to “Top Secret/Special Access Program.”
July 31 2015: The federal judge in a Judicial Watch FOI suit, Emmet Sullivan, orders State Dept. to request that Mills and Abedin confirm, under penalty of perjury, that they have produced all government records in their possession, return any other government records immediately, and describe their use of Hillary's email server to conduct government business.
Aug. 5, 2015: State Dept. sends letter to Hillary including Judge Sullivan’s order.
Aug. 6, 2015: Mills' attorney tells Judicial Watch that it has instructed Mills to “delete any and all electronic copies [of potential federal records] in her possession” after her anticipated production of records on Aug. 10. Judicial Watch files an emergency request to block the destruction.
Aug. 11, 2015: Inspector General report to the Senate contradicts Hillary claims; some emails, says the IG, contained information that was classified at the time.
Aug. 19, 2015: Hillary's personal lawyer tells a Senate committee that all data, including emails, was erased from her server prior to it being turned over to the FBI. Hillary tells reporters the investigation surrounding her server “has nothing to do with me.” She contradicts the Inspector General by reiterating that she never sent or received classified material.
Aug. 2015:[unordered_list style="bullet"]
- FBI obtains Pagliano server.
- Williams & Connolly doesn’t disclose that there’s other related equipment, and that Hillary emails had been transferred to PRN server.
- PRN says, at this time, it realizes it’s accidentally backing up its Hillary server on the cloud rather than just locally as the Clintons had directed. It discontinues the cloud backups.
[/unordered_list]Aug. 27, 2015: Hillary tells an Iowa audience that using a personal email server “…clearly wasn’t the best choice..I take responsibility…” She repeats her modified statement, “I never sent nor received any e-mail that was marked classified.”
Sept. 10, 2015: Pagliano pleads the fifth before House Benghazi committee.
October, 2015: Previously withheld Hillary emails reveal she told daughter Chelsea almost immediately that terrorists were behind the Benghazi attacks, yet told the public they were prompted by a protest over a YouTube video.
Oct. 3, 2015: After learning about additional Pagliano server equipment, and that Hillary emails had been transferred to PRN server, FBI obtains equipment and PRN server.
Oct. 14, 2015: Hillary attorneys at Williams & Connolly review an iMac of Hillary’s and assure the Justice Dept. that no work emails were found on it.
Oct. 16, 2015: Williams & Connolly provides 2 Hillary Blackberry devices to FBI but forensics finds no evidence they were ever connected to her personal servers. They do not contain their SIM cards or SD secure digital cards.
Oct. 28, 2015: State Dept. sends formal request to Hillary and other former secretaries asking for their work-related emails. Hillary directs attorneys Kendall and Mills to oversee.
Jan. 7, 2016: FBI interviews Sid Blumenthal, who sent at least 24 memos currently classified “confidential” and at least one email classified as “Secret” at the time and currently to Hillary on unclassified system.
Feb. 9, 2016: Justice Dept. requests all of Hillary’s 13 mobile devices.
Feb. 22, 2016: Williams & Connolly tells DOJ it cannot locate any of the devices, so FBI was unable to examine the 13 mobile devices.
Feb 27, 2016: Jake Sullivan is interviewed by FBI. He says he’s not concerned emails with classified information that he sent to Hillary on unclassified system.
March 2016: Bentel declines to testify to Senate committee.
March 31, 2016: Guccifer is extradited from Romania to US.
April 5, 2016: FBI interviews Huma Abedin who sent at least one email classified as “confidential” to Hillary on her unclassified system.
April 9, 2016: Cheryl Mills is interviewed by FBI. She refuses to answer some questions under attorney-client privilege. She says she’s not concerned by her decision to send Hillary emails with information later deemed “classified” on her unclassified system.
May 25, 2016: [unordered_list style="bullet"]
- State Dept. Inspector General (IG) says under Foreign Affairs Manual, employees are required to conduct day to day operations using authorized information system.
- IG says there’s “no evidence” Clinton sought approval to use her personal email account or private servers despite her obligation to do so.
June 22, 2016: Pagliano pleads the fifth 125 times in deposition with conservative watchdog Judicial Watch.
June 27, 2016: Attorney General Loretta Lynch meets privately with President Clinton. The two say it was a purely social visit.
July 2, 2016: FBI interviews Hillary Clinton.
July 4, 2016: Hillary indicates that, as President, she would likely keep Lynch as attorney general.
July 5, 2016: FBI Director James Comey recommends no prosecution in Hillary email case.
Cathy Kaech says
Dec. 4, 2012:
Congressional investigators try to schedule interview with Bentel, Hillary’s State Dept. information technology officer.
He retires from State Dept. in December.
How is it...that these people get to just "decline"? Why aren't they in jail?
You're deplorable, that's why.
Jacqueline Flynn says
The public thought the FBI had the final word. Whoops!
Mentioning that someone on Hillary's staff is corrupt is "deplorable", but Hill's just peachy keen.
CESAR Williams says
Whay are you smoking ??? Peachy Keen Mary Jane ???
why is she deplorable ? Please tell me what makes you so high and mighty.
suzi b. says
I bet he's receiving a very cushy pension.
Dennis Sinclair says
Of course, he is. At the taxpayers' expense!
Paul R. Jones says
While those of us who have experience in the T.S./SCI arena and would like to 'strangle' folks that do the deeds being revealed in this Hillary mess, the RULE OF LAW requires a grand jury, indictment, trial and if convicted, jail time. I am rooting for the RULE OF LAW to prevail against Hillary and her minions. I doubt the men and women working in the Special Access Programs arenas are pleased with Hillary. This DOD webpage will give folks a peek at what is involved when DOD runs a Special Access Program...these are the programs Hillary compromised with her servers/storage units:
http://fas.org/irp/doddir/dod/5200-1r/chapter_8.htm8-101 SAP Procedures
Unless exempted by the Secretary of Defense or Deputy Secretary of Defense, the DoD SAP Oversight Committee, (SAPOC), management structure and its working level Senior Review Group (SRG) shall be the forum for addressing the approval and disapproval for all DoD SAPs. In brief, the DoD utilizes a SAP Coordination Office (SAPCO), to support the SAPOC. The SAPOC is a matrix management organization that is made up of three OSD-level SAP Central Offices. The required approval documents shall be processed through the appropriate Unified Commands or respective component to the appropriate OSD-level SAP Central Office (i.e., Acquisition SAPs to Director, Special Programs, OUSD (A&T)); Operations and Support SAPs, Director, Special Programs, ODTUSD(P)PS, OUSD(P); and Intelligence SAPs, Director, Special Programs, OASD (C3I). The OSD-level SAP Central Office will "sponsor" the program for SAP approval and as a part of the SAPCO control it as it is processed through the SRG and SAPOC management structures to the Deputy Secretary of Defense, Chairman, SAPOC. In addition, the OSD-level SAP Central Offices must be advised of all non-DoD SAPs that have DoD participation (e.g., DoD personnel performing any program functions). SAPs that are NOT DoD SAPs, but which have active DoD support must be reported to one of the three cognizant OSD-level Central Offices. Specifically:
a. SAPs involving NATO classified information are based on international treaty requirements. DoD involvement with these SAPs must be reported to the Director, Special Programs, ODTUSD(P)PS, OUSD(P).
b. The policies and procedures for access to and dissemination of Restricted Data, (RD) and Critical Nuclear Weapon Design Information, (CNWDI) are contained in DoD Directive 5210.2. Any SAPs associated with RD and CNWDI must be reported to the Director, Special Programs, ODTUSD (P)PS, OUSD(P).
c. SAPs protecting foreign intelligence information under the cognizance of the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) must be reported appropriately to either the Director, Special Programs, ODTUSD(P)PS, OUSD(P), or the Director, Special Programs, OASD(C3I), or to both. The National Security Act of 1947 and E.O. 12958 authorize the DCI to create SAPs pertaining to intelligence activities in accordance with Director of Central Intelligence Directive 3/29. The DCI is not authorized to create SAPs for military operational, strategic and tactical programs that are under the cognizance of the DoD.
d. When a DoD Component is involved with a SAP(s) or SAPs that involves one or more other DoD Component(s) or a non-DoD activity, DoD Components shall:
(1) Formalize or document the relationship in a written agreement (e.g., Memorandum of Agreement or Memorandum of Understanding) that specifies who has primary sponsorship of the program, and responsibility for obtaining SAP approval.
(2) Provide to the appropriate OSD-level SAP Central Office notice that agreements have been executed with other DoD or non-DoD activities and make the details of the association available during oversight reviews as prescribed in DoD Directive O-5205.7 and this Regulation.
e. Activities that do not involve acquisition or intelligence funds, and that protect purely military operations or the support thereof, are not reported or considered to be a DoD SAP per se. Rather, the activities within these programs are reported to the leadership and membership of Congress in the context of report of military operations as determined by the President and the Secretary of Defense.
f. SAPS involving participation by foreign governments shall be in compliance with DoD Directive 5230.11.
Nathaniel Calfey says
Your summary is excellent.
Well said Sir. We trust in the system of Law. 1974 Justice Burger ordered then President Nixon to turn over all tape recordings of meetings. So what has changed from then to now. Well lets hope we get back to justice being blind. Right now one eye is uncovered and its the left.
Matt Musson says
Even in Nixon's day - the Press would have forgiven him if he had been a Democrat. Does anyone truly believe that Nixon was dirtier than LBJ? If so, it's time for a reality check.
Nixon had the decency to resign.
Herbert Branch says
Excellent explanation for those who would otherwise not know. In 1968-69 I supported an electronic radio intercept program in Europe (monitoring all wireless communications between the former Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact nations of Eastern Europe). It was an Army Intel Op. (24/7). Results were reported to the DIA.
Any one of us (at that duty post) would have gone to prison for the equivalent of any single infraction of law that Sharyl has spelled out here by the dozens. Can anyone doubt that Hillary believes that she is above the laws that govern the rest of US. How elitist and condescending is that? My recommended read on Hillary: the book, "Unlikable," by an ex-Secret Service agent.
THEY WENT AFTER NIXON BECAUSE HE SENT Ager hiss to penang he was anti communist
Absolute TRUTH. Democrats have always hated the guy who nailed Alger Hiss.
sadly, Hillary could get elected POTUS. IF that happens, total self-granted immunity. Immunity for all of her comrads. Or, Obama will do it himself.
Either way, she skates.
Natalie Howard says
TRUMP - THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN SAVE AMERICA
By Lee Duigon November 3, 2016 NewsWithViews.com
This will be my last chance to plead with my NewsWithViews readers to vote for Donald Trump for president and to try to convince their families and friends to do the same.
If you’re still not resolved to vote for Trump after several hundred thousand Hillary Clinton State Dept. emails turned up where they shouldn’t—this time in Anthony Weiner’s laptop, the one he used for sending lewd pictures of himself to teenage girls—then here are a few more points to ponder. If you really need them, after this.
If you think America really needs to teach the lesson that “Crime does pay, and how!” then by all means, don’t vote for Donald Trump. Let Criminal Clinton be rewarded with the highest office in the land, where she’ll be able to commit bigger and even more lucrative crimes.
If you think a political campaign that hires and coaches thugs to initiate violence at the other candidate’s rallies should be rewarded with the White House, then sit this one out, or vote third-party, or even vote for Clinton. Just don’t vote for Trump.
If you think America needs the kind of chaos, crime, and violence that wide-open Muslim immigration has brought to Germany and France, well, Hillary’s your gal. Don’t vote for Trump.
If you love the idea of open borders for America, with free stuff, amnesty, and even voting rights for everyone who comes here illegally, don’t vote for Trump.
If you think “journalists,” aka “presstitutes,” should be rewarded for taking money from the Democrat Party, actively coordinating their “news coverage” with the Clinton campaign, then please don’t vote for Trump—you’ll rob them of their payoff.
If you believe the Justice Department’s proper role in government is to shield law-breaking officeholders from being held accountable, then don’t vote for Donald Trump. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has already had a lot of practice keeping Hillary out of jail. Why break up a winning combo?
And if you think it’s also the Justice Department’s job to “investigate” persons for being skeptical of Global Warming, don’t vote for Trump. Those “investigations” are on the Democrat platform, not his.
If you think the freedom of religion enshrined in the First Amendment should be replaced by some Clintonian flim-flam called “freedom of worship,” don’t vote for Trump. As near as we can decipher it, “freedom of worship” means you can still exercise your religion wherever the government can’t get at it—inside the four walls of your church, for instance, until they come after it in there. And don’t think they won’t, because in some cases, they already have. But if that’s the kind of thing that appeals to you, then by all means let Clinton have the White House. Don’t try to stop her with a vote for Trump.
If you think Obamacare should just go on and on, and your insurance premiums go up and up, until the whole damned thing implodes and then the corrupt and power-hungry vandals who made the mess in the first place throw up their hands and say the only answer left is for them to control, and own, each and every aspect of your healthcare—well, then, Trump is not your candidate.
And if you’re convinced the government needs more and more of your money, bigger and more intrusive powers to meddle with your life, all because an army of proven liars insists they need it to Save The Planet from imaginary Man-Made Climate Change, then whatever you do, don’t vote for Trump. Who needs an air conditioner or a refrigerator anyhow?
If you think the private-jets-and-mansions crowd should have the power to tell you where and how to live, and tax you for it, make sure you don’t vote for Trump.
Finally, if you believe the goons from Black Lives Matter, and assorted labor unions, ought to be rewarded for their crimes with free passes to the Lincoln Bedroom, then don’t for Trump. You don’t want to disappoint George Soros, do you?
If you’ve got it in for America and you hate your country for being so slow to take up communism, this election’s got to be very simple for you. Just don’t vote for Trump.
I have discussed these topics, and others, on my blog, http://leeduigon.com, throughout the week. Please stop by and read! All it takes is just one click to get you there.
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Lee Duigon, a contributing editor with the Chalcedon Foundation, is a former newspaper reporter and editor, small businessman, teacher, and horror novelist. He has been married to his wife, Patricia, for 34 years. See his new fantasy/adventure novels, Bell Mountain and The Cellar Beneath the Cellar, available on http://www.amazon.com
David F. Zulian says
Shrillary has to be charged with a crime before she can 'pardon' herself, even if she is elected. How would she grant immunity from crimes without naming them? She is immune from criminal prosecution while she would be in office, (I just heard today) but not from impeachment. If she isn't charged, no need for a pardon, by her, or by Obummer. Everybody is in a hurry to get the information. I say, let the FBI do its job, and get all the ducks in a row, and then let the impeachment proceedings commence - if she is elected. It would be another 'first' for her if it happens. First female candidate - first female elected, (if that happens) and first female impeached. Above all - don't do anything in the way of charging or indicting her, or requesting a Grand Jury, until Obummer is gone. If she is elected, filing charges against her would bring on a pardon - impeachment proceedings won't. Has a certain likability to it...
Nice thought, but impeachment is ultimately political. So much so that someone wrote an article saying we should elect Trump because we would have a better chance of impeaching him. Democrats will never vote to impeach one of their own.
David Neesley says
Did you get your law degree from Facebook or did you buy it off E-Bay?
Shirley Brown says
In other words, we're screwed and Hillary, the traitor, is running for President of the USA. Like I said, we're screwed by the Clintons and their hired goons.
Excellent summary, however State Department does not follow DoD Regulations. That said, they have their own program with the same legal requirements as outlined in Presidential Executive Orders, I believe it is EO 12356. I've been out of the business a few years, but this was an area that I worked at the fourth estate level in DoD.
When you gain access to DoD SAPs you sign an agreement to follow DoD SAP rules for access, handling and forwarding. Guess you guys in the State Department don't honor your signature?
So my question is, why hasn't a grand jury been impaneled to deal with this? It should have been done a long time ago.
M Koesling says
Agree on all fronts as I worked in these environments and it's pretty cut and dry what the likely penalties are if the process is knowingly violated.
George Black says
The Clinton's have raised political corruption and cronyism to levels Obama could only dream of. She may in reality become president in spite of all this. Pretty sad commentary on the state of the union.
Anyone can decline to be interviewed by law enforcement. You and everyone else in America has a 5th amendment protected constitutional right against self incrimination. Frankly, absent immunity, you would be well advised to use it since any false statement, even if made accidentally can result in you being charged with obstruction. Ask Martha Stewart about the perils of talking to federal investigators.
Hillary did lie about Benghazi and she is still running for President. I think law and order has left our country for political correctness that is measured by the left. She will probably become president and we who still have a brain to think with are in BIG trouble.
Law and Order is being measured by the Department of Justice which, under the leadership of President Obama, is more self-protectively corrupt than it has ever been since 1789. I used to think the FBI set its own standards, but Comey has shown it to be just as corrupt as the Attorney General; that is, all Attorney Generals who have been under the leadership of President Obama.
Department heads such as Tom Vilsack (USDA chief) - especially Tom Vilsack - love to use the term "under the leadership of President Obama." I believe that the direction the nation has gone since 2009 can, and must be, directly attributed to "the leadership of President Obama." Every cabinet member seems to be toeing the line that the President has set for them.
Les Ciapponi says
Please tell me what hearsay you base that on oh wise one.
robert ferguson says
Much is made of FBI Director Comey's decision that no reasonable prosecutor would proceed with an indictment, but that is a cleverly-worded ambiguity. Does reasonable mean rational, or does it mean that a prosecutor would not want to bring down the enmity of the Clinton political machine upon himself. But there is another way to look at the situation, one that fits the reputation of Comey as a very savvy and politically intelligent public servant. Consider this scenario -- Comey knows that if he passes the case to Loretta Lynch with a recommendation that she prosecute, then Clinton can escape the consequences because Lynch will impose only a misdemeanor and a fine and that's all she wrote. And then Obama can commute her sentence and that's all she wrote. And, if Clinton does win the election, Comey has protected the FBI as an agency despite the tremendous damage to his reputation of integrity. But, if Comey places the case in a sort of left-handed legal abeyance, no official action is called for, even though the case remains live and in hibernation. Now take the scenario that Trump wins the election, no matter how dirty the Clinton team plays, then Comey can refer the case 'for further investigation' and a recommendation to the incoming Attorney General for indictment, and can anyone doubt that Rudi Giuliani or Chris Christy (for example) is not going to let this horrid woman and her horribiler husband skate free. Boxes within boxes notwithstanding, the new Attorney General and the new President can totally investigate the Clinton corruption and bring the words back to the Pledge of Allegiance, "Justice and Liberty for all." Speaking personally, my thought is that Comey is an American patriot of the first water, in a world of rotten politcs, he is risking his Life, his Fortunes and his sacred Honor.
MIKE FOGARTY says
I doubt BENTEL retired. If he had a Clearance and Pleaded the 5th on a case involving security of Classified documents...he LOST THAT CLEARANCE IMMEDIATELY. He Was the main Security Guy. That man I doubt was permitted back in the facility.
He should be in jail for LIFE.
Donald Lawrence says
This is to Sharyl.
Keep Kicking ass my dear. The mainstream media hate your knowledge and investigative reporting. I was banned from Mother Jones, Rolling Stone, ABC, CNN and MSNBC in ONE DAY for presenting only a portion of what you present in you document about Hillary Clinton here.
IMMEDIATE BANISHMENT for presenting the truths you made public.
The Mainstream Media has no tolerance for that which does not fit their narrative.
Interesting, In giving you credit for the information I posted from your Documents, I was not immediately banned from CBS. CBS likely has some respect for you as an investigative reporter. Maybe, we will see.
People like you are dangerous to the status quo and the corruption by which they live.
Keep at it. Highest Respect to you. Semper Fi.
because money talks. large sums of money. you are dirt poor. your voice doesn't count
Thank you for not blindly following the lead of the MSM. It takes real guts to step outside the line and speak truth against the power that is the current WH, Che-obama's administration leadership, Hillary and the DNC.
John Jakobsen says
Thank you so much for this. This has been going on for so long and has so many moving parts that it became mind numbing for most of us. This is just what we needed to put the drip, drip, drip of deception and corruption that we have seen and heard over the last several years into an easily understandable timeline. This was a herculean endeavor on your part, and I cannot begin to fathom how much time and effort went into this. You have done a service to your country, and to history, by providing it for us. Thank you again.
John Borg says
Minor correction: "April 5, 2016: FBI interviews ***Human*** Abedin ..."
Excellent article. Keep up the good work.
T Wright says
This I what reporting is supposed to be.
Chris Riley says
This is the clearest and most comprehensive synopsis of this sorry affair I have seen. S.A is contributing more to journalism than the WP and the NYT put together.
Paul Wesley Bowen says
Discounting the extreme amount of "coincidence", "accidental error", and "deletion of old materials" as evidenced by this report, there is no way Hillary Clinton should be allowed anything other than to serve prison time for extreme, and I do mean extreme, abuse of power, governmental laws, classification processes, etc. The thought of her becoming the president only serves to make me shudder at the outcome if such a person, with such a blatant, self-preservationist mental attitude, should become president. The "self-centered decisions she would make", alone, would cause U.S. to suffer irreparable damage.
Paul R. Jones says
With Bill running the Clinton Foundation out of the 'back-door' of the White House, I can just imagine what the nightly rental rate for the Lincoln bedroom would go for if she is elected.
Herbert Branch says
Well said. Enough said.
Natalie Howard says
WHY I'M VOTING FOR DONALD TRUMP AS OUR NEXT PRESIDENT
By Frosty Wooldridge November 3, 2016 NewsWithViews.com
After the past 30 years of our presidents and our U.S. Congresses failing us as to jobs, endless wars and immigration---thus they do not deserve their role in representing our interests as Americans. The corrupt, career politicians proved they do not serve the American people. Hillary Clinton proves herself a career, corrupt politician. You might choose to vote for Donald J. Trump. How about these points?
Are you not sick of our country being run into the gutter because our last five presidents, both republicans and democrats, refused to secure our borders. They allowed 15 million to as high as 31 million illegal aliens to jump our borders to grab our jobs and stake a claim to our food stamps, our hospitals, our welfare benefits, our schools and they usurped our English language. Congressional members never stopped the “anchor baby” phenomenon of pregnant illegal mothers, at 350,000 annually, birthing their children on our soil for instant citizenship and welfare payments for life.
Are you not sick of paying for “free” breakfasts and lunches for their children while we suffer 13 million American children living in poverty? Are you not sick of paying K-12 education for kids who remain illegally stuck in our country? Are you not sick of paying for their medical care, ESL language courses and welfare? Your tax dollars and every person reading this column pays and pays and pays.
That’s why I’m voting for Trump to enforce our laws. I want a wall or fence across our entire southern border with Mexico. I want our employment, transportation and housing laws enforced to stop illegals from gaining jobs, housing and transport.
Are you not sick of drug cartels transporting heroin, cocaine and endless drugs across our borders—destroying our young people via addictions? Are you not sick of paying for prison cells for those criminals and our own kids who become criminals because of drug use? The only way to stop it: build a wall and guard it with sentry towers every ¼ mile.
Are you not sick of watching $80,000,000.00 (billion) of our money being “cash transferred” to other countries annually because illegal aliens and legal immigrants send our money to their families at our expense? Immigrants bleed our country financially.
That’s why I am voting for Trump to enforce our laws.
Are you not sick of giving foreign aid to countries that use us? Are you not sick of our Congress and presidents drowning us in $19.5 trillion debt? Are you not sick of paying over $30,000,000.00 (million) per month in interest? If you’re reading this column, you’re paying that interest into the pockets of the corporate elites.
That’s why I am voting for Trump to stop the financial bleeding of our country.
Are you not sick of the fact that our Congress created “free trade” instead of “fair trade”? This unfair trade practice costs us millions of jobs given to India, China, Mexico and Indochina—making their countries rich—while making our citizens poor. For example: we owe China $1.4 trillion because they blast us with cheap labor products, while 48 million of our citizens stand in food stamp lines. I want my president to serve my fellow citizens, first, second and always.
That’s why I’m voting for Donald Trump—because he puts Americans first. He will bring those jobs back to our country to employ our African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and other poor and jobless Americans. It’s simple economics: fair trade not free trade.
Are you not sick of watching 1.2 million legal immigrants flooding into our country annually? The majority do not and cannot benefit our country. Most leech off welfare or take jobs from native-born Americans. Don’t you want to see our entire immigration system changed to serve our country, first? Don’t you want to see all immigration stopped because we don’t need any more immigrants for any reason, whatsoever? We already suffer millions of Americans without jobs. We suffer horrific educational consequences, as our own kids cannot learn with 100 different languages in their schools. Example: in my city of Denver, Colorado—our kids must wade through 173 different languages. We simply cannot save the world or educate those who cannot be educated. (Source: Denver Post)
That’s why I am voting for Trump.
Are you not sick of America becoming the “Charity Ward” for the entire world, especially the Muslim world? Do you want 110,000 Syrian Muslim refugees overrunning your country? Why? Another 110,000 follow them, and then, another 110,000 more after them—and the line never stops. We cannot save the rest of the world’s refugees, but we will destroy our own country by endless immigration out of the third world. Third world people cannot function in first world countries: they subsist on cyclical welfare paid for by your tax dollars.
That’s why I am voting for Trump.
Are you not sick of immigrants coming into our country with incompatible and violent cultures and violent religions? Yes, Islam grows more violent with more Muslim immigrants. It’s destroying Europe and Canada. Muslims already bombed us with 9/11, Boston Marathon killings, Chattanooga, Fort Hood, Moore, San Bernardino, and Orlando massacre! Their Quran dictates that they must conquer any host country by using terror:
Quran Sura 22:19-- “Punish the unbelievers with garments of fire, hooked iron rods, boiling water; melt their skin and bellies.”
Quran 8:12 – I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.
Unfortunately, the more Muslims we import, the more terrorist events. It's the nature of the religion. It's not going to change, because, as their numbers grow, so does their push for Sharia Law. There's no way to soften their prime directive: "Convert or kill all non-believers." One look at Europe shows you our future. Journalist Daniel Greenfield wrote, “When you turn on the evening news and see a running death toll, it’s happening more and more often. The new brand of Islamic terror only needs one thing… Muslims. Lone wolf terrorism operates off the existing Muslim population in a particular country. The bigger the Muslim population, the bigger the risk. The FBI or other law enforcement agencies cannot monitor even a fraction of the Islamic settler population sympathetic to terror. As the Muslim settler population in the country increases, the number of cases will grow.”
That’s why I am voting for Trump.
Are you not sick of our country being culturally changed into third world chaos? Our Congresses force us into multiculturalism and diversity that’s NOT working anywhere in the world. It’s not working here whether it’s Colin Kaepernick and Black Lives Matter to Dearbornistan, Michigan or Ferguson, Missouri or New York City. It accelerates in tension, separation and violence to all host Western countries.
Aren’t you invested in our American culture, language and ethos? If you’re not, do you prefer what’s happening in Brussels, Paris, Nice, London or Stockholm?
Finally, we face water, energy and resource shortages, but our Congress continues on a path to add 100,000,000 (million) legal immigrants within 30 years. Trump said we need to “relook at our legal immigration policy and make it benefit our country and our citizens.”
This is what 100 million looks like:
“Immigration by the numbers—off the chart” by Roy Beck
This 10 minute demonstration shows Americans the results of unending mass immigration on the quality of life and sustainability for future generations: in a few words, “Mind boggling!” http://www.NumbersUSA.org
Are you not in favor of common sense, severe cutting of immigration numbers for your children’s sake?
Dearbornistan, Michigan: totally taken over by Muslims—
If you vote for Hillary, you get amnesty, open borders, free trade, more poverty, more illegals, endless immigration, more debt, more destroyed schools, more drugs, more Muslim refugees from Islam’s countries, more anchor babies, more national debt until we collapse, more corruption, our guns confiscated, and more ‘good ole boy’ network of career corrupt politicians.
One thing stands true: Trump works hard, works smart and works for your success. He will prove America’s last hope for a viable economy before this nation degrades into chaos.
© 2016 Frosty Wooldridge - All Rights Reserved
Frosty Wooldridge possesses a unique view of the world, cultures and families in that he has bicycled around the globe 100,000 miles, on six continents and six times across the United States in the past 30 years. His published books include: "HANDBOOK FOR TOURING BICYCLISTS"; “STRIKE THREE! TAKE YOUR BASE”; “IMMIGRATION’S UNARMED INVASION: DEADLY CONSEQUENCES”; “MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURE TO ALASKA: INTO THE WIND—A TEEN NOVEL”; “BICYCLING AROUND THE WORLD: TIRE TRACKS FOR YOUR IMAGINATION”; “AN EXTREME ENCOUNTER: ANTARCTICA.” His next book: “TILTING THE STATUE OF LIBERTY INTO A SWAMP.” He lives in Denver, Colorado.
His latest book. ‘IMMIGRATION’S UNARMED INVASION—DEADLY CONSEQUENCES.’
Les Ciapponi says
As a Vietnam veteran I see our country in a whole different light. I will not be voting for Donald Trump because I do not believe him. Pure and simple.
Sharyn, Great timeline! Thanks for your effort! One thing, however, no one seems to bring up is how Hillary really got hurt. The following can be found on Wikileaks! It all adds up....
Important to note, GRU analysts say in this report, was that when the C-12 Huron entered into Iranian airspace neither American nor Iran air force units responded clearly indicating that this secret mission was sanctioned. Upon the C-12 Huron landing at Ahwaz, however, this report says it encountered "extreme turbulence" causing it to leave the runway where its main landing gear then collapsed causing it to crash. Within seconds of the C-12 Huron crashing, this report continues, Iranian emergency and security personal responded freeing the victims, including Secretary Clinton who was reportedly unconscious and "bleeding profusely." After emergency aid was given, GRU agents stationed in Iran state that another US military flight was dispatched from Bahrain to Ahwaz which evacuated all of those wounded and killed in the crash including Secretary Clinton. Strangely to note, this report says, is that in the aftermath of this crash, Iran's main oil company announced today that they were buying the Ahwaz airport with the intention of moving it because, they say, oil was discovered beneath it.
George Quinn says
Commentary, I would consider informative, to say the least. Do you know any more about this?
Do you know where I can get more of this story. Frankly, I never heard about, nor saw, any blemishes on Hillary. Can you tell me where you got this information?
Yes. This was reported in UK media at the time, but not in the US media. Thanks for bringing this into the light. Hillary was 'secretly out and about making undisclosed, perhaps unauthorized, agreements'.
Outstanding post, should give better directive on how to get info at wikileaks.
Thank You Sharyl. I wanted to believe in my government. I have read your personal story and never doubted you. What you have documented is beyond the pale. Everyone involved in this would be serving hard time if we had justice. This is so obvious an blind man can see it....
Thank you Sharyl for putting this in a timeline order. It gets very convoluted and confusing with all the sound bites the media puts out especially when facts are purposely omitted or worse altered to fit a narrative.
Paul R. Jones says
And your article isn't even a classified assessment on Hillary and her minions conduct. CIA, DOD, NAS, et al have to be in a purple-faced rage regarding Hillary and her minions blatant cavalier conduct on this nation's most secret of secrets. Hillary single-handedly compromised 22-Top Secret-Special Access Programs in my opinion...a feat that is un-surpassed in American History that is publically known.
And, Hillary escaped any consequences for her deeds thanks to politics. Worse yet, a sizable part of this nation's voters are oblivious to her conduct...only the fact she is a Presidential candidate. How sad for America. I continue to root for the RULE OF LAW to prevail against Hillary and her minions.
Denis J. Petro MD says
Brilliant journalism and one of the few remaining voices outside the world of Comcast, Disney, Facebook, Apple, Google, etc........
Let's hope America wakes up to the lack of investigative journalism in the US.
Years ago I had a phone conversation with her while she was at CBS. Her resulting story about "big pharma" was excellent. Not surprising that she could not survive CBS.
Thank you Sharyl, when future historians writes about this horrible period, your articles will probably be the only true factual account noted. Both sides of the media, ( how sad is that comment?) are so partisan in ther coverage..it is disgusting. Please continue your excellent coverage, we don't have many places left to get to the truth. God bless and take care.
FYI: in the "Players" section, John Bentel is listed twice. The descriptions next to his name are different. If that is intentional, you may want to provide an explanatory footnote so people do not assume it is an error.
The effort required to sift through reams of documents to produce this summary must have been enormous. Thank you.
simon taylor says
Wow....America has got a tough choice.
Mark Wellman says
How do so many criminals avoid prosecution for their crimes. How can such lies and obstructions be allowed without any repercussions? Where is the justice in all this? I presume that foreign governments and adversaries now all have access to Hillary's communications. How could she be president and avoid being blackmailed in the event she did not behave according to our enemies' wishes. Where is the law?
Why doesn't Google have the copy of her emails that were temporarily transferred to a Gmail account? Even though they were "deleted" from the Gmail, everyone knows there is a backup at Google. Why has Google not been subpoenaed?
Why has Google not been subpoenaed? I presume that is a rhetorical question considering that Google is the most prolific visitor to the Obama White House since his Administration began. Google is the not-so-shadowy NSA and walks openly in lockstep with this White House
Paul Murphy says
Very impressive reporting - thank you.
One note: if this happened:
Hanley ships Apple MacBook laptop to unidentified person who transfers Hillary email archive to Gmail address, then to PRN server.
Hanley instructs unidentified person to delete and/or wipe Hillary email archive from Apple MacBook and Gmail.
then a complete copy of the archive as added to the gmail account either still exists or was the subject of a very specific (and highly unusual) deletion effort by google.
Rick Swan says
Hanley ships Apple MacBook laptop to unidentified person who transfers Hillary email archive to Gmail address, then to PRN server.
Hanley instructs unidentified person to delete and/or wipe Hillary email archive from Apple MacBook and Gmail.
What gmail account, and why can't the FBI contact Google and the NSA to get copies?
Yes I agree. The NSA also has all copies of Hillary's emails, just as they do of all of ours. Also In the Arpaio case in Judge Snow's court it was revealed that Clapper and Brennan have a private powerful computer system known as 'the Hammer."
Your speculation about the NSA does not equal fact.
Great job, Sharyl. Thank you for adding clarity to this web of lies, half truths and sheer deception that follows HC like a creepy fog.
What about the email server backups? The press mentioned (and the FBI report confirmed) that Clinton's email server was backed up daily by a Datto system. These things keep incremental backups and send copies of the backups to a remote data center. So both the appliance and the data centers have full copies of all of Hillary emails. She can wipe her server all she wants, the daily backups are still there from the beginning.
The FBI seized the backup server. What happened to this critical evidence?
Excellent work, Sharyl! One can only hope and pray that this information finds it's way into the public discourse. I will do my part to point others in this direction.
Hoi Polloi Boy says
You certainly knocked the ball out of the park with this timeline. Any rational person can see the coverup goes deeper than an oil well. If this info were readily made available to the voters, the election would be moved against her.
Thank you for the work you do.
Howard Echo-Hawk says
Lord God of the Bible. Help us.
Julia Stockigt says
Is that his official or private address?
Excellent article. If Hillary gets elected I'll see you in the Concentration Camp.
Or the front lines.
Burton Chertok says
Sharyl, Your reporting is clearly seriously spot on and a clear indictment of Clinton AND COMEY along with the DOJ. I feel all hollow inside now with the knowledge that these miscreants will not only get away with their crimes--Comey's equal to hers or even greater as far as I'm concerned--but will prosper and advance in spite if not because of them.
The only possible way for your work to have any effect would be if your media compatriots would repeat and repeat and repeat your timeline here so as cause a sufficient number of the now deaf and dumb public to become aware of the screwing they are getting from these thieving rats.
My pessimistic guess is that it will never happen because Watergate was a fluke. If Nixon was a Democrat, he would have remained in office and died a blemish free hero as all of those scumbags do and did.
The saddest part about this article? Everyone's raving about a basic, straightforward timeline, much of which a college kid could have put together just by writing down things as they came to light. Which is the lowest level of "investigative journalism" there is. This should have been the job of the *intern* at every news organization in the county. The reason this article is so incredibly helpful is that the MSM has studiously avoided doing its primary job. This is the equivalent of teacher filling out a gradebook, or an engineer writing a line of code, or a carpenter fixing a table leg: a shrug and "all in a day's work."
Thanks, Sharyl, for giving us an honest day's work (it probably took longer than that, but still... basic reporting is appreciated. I'm sorry you couldn't dump it on an intern, where it belonged.)
No Serfing says
I think it would be appropriate to include Hillary's lying and Gowdy getting Comey admit she lied.
art madeya says
We need to organize a massive march on DC to demand that a special prosecutor be selected to review this travesty of justice and let the evidence be given to a grand jury for evaluation and an indictment of Mrs Clinton !!!!!!
Jeffrey W. Lee says
Thank you Sharyl...Excellent work!
When I tried to share this article to FB, I got an error message saying the website is unavailable, although I had no trouble sharing it on Twitter.
So I copied and pasted the url to FB, but got the same msg
Richard Matthews says
What difference, at this point, does it make?"- Hillary Clinton-
If a tree falls in the forest and no one(FBI and DOH) is there, is there a sound? Any individual with the common sense of a gnat can conclude that there was not only a massive criminal enterprise, but that there was a massive criminal conspiracy to cover up the huge amount of criminal activities. The American people depend and should insist on our tax payer paid law enforcement agencies to ethically investigate criminal enterprises. If Director Comey has one one-hundredth of one percent of human decency and ethics, he should first resign and then disclose the truth; The whole truth and nothing but the truth. I still think that in my heart of hearts that there is some inkling of a soul there. The truth will set you free and you will have the respect of not only your FBI brethren and the law enforcement community but also the American people. It's not too late. We can handle the truth.
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Carmen Martinez M.D. says
It is SO CLEAR that there was EXTREME efforts to keep EVERYTHING secret; Clinton Foundation pay for play, Benghazi and how they were hiding covert CIA arms to ISIS, and her Neurological illness as well as EVERYTHING ELSE. How can anyone support this candidate?
Thank you for this.
Oregon Health Science University = Syncope = fast recovery
Hillary has Epilepsy , explains why she recovered so quickly on 911 . Its can come from brain injury .
Gene Ciliberti says
Sharyl - You've been the very best reporter I've ever known since you were a local TV reporter in Tampa. Great and noble work. Your continued success is assured!
An outstanding example of INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING, a skill in stunningly short supply in today's lamestream "journalists". Well done, Ms. Attkisson!!
Burton Chertok says
Oy yoy yoy yoy----If Trump promises to go after each and every one of the turds involved with a special prosecutor who's subpoena's would see people present and singing after they receive immunity--OR ELSE--striped pajamas until they do.... Clinton would be the new Nixon--But, more importantly, He would win big time!!!!
michael loehrer says
Sharyl Attkisson is so good I'm surprised the Clinton's haven't tried to have her deep sixed.
Karl Muller says
A brilliant summary, thank you for your hard work.
My favourite part of the story: How Hillary Clinton sourced some of those 13 Blackberries from eBay, because she couldn't use the newer models. Is it not possible that someone could have infiltrated a bugged phone into her possession, if it was known she was buying second-hand devices online? And what happened to the 11 phones she lost? Apart from the laptops and drives? How can anyone so careless be allowed anywhere near a state secret?
Thanks again. This is compulsory reading for anyone trying to find their way through the tangle of lies that is "Secretary" Clinton, worst keeper of secrets in the history of the office. The job of a good secretary is to leave a clean desk. Look at the catastrophic mess she created instead.
Not Chicken Little says
Perhaps Ms. Atkisson could teach the FBI and the DOJ et al how to do their jobs! Journalism and the search for truth is not completely dead, thank you. But what has happened to the rest of them?
Bob D says
Nice job, good information.
The 1st part is not really true as they would be able to retrieve those emails from NSA which records all emails
Susan K says
Dang.....how many criminal actions did I just read??? Not a Trump fan but the nan is right...she is clearly been placed above the law.
Joeline Webber says
Sorry, I'm not buying this distraction from the real issues of today. Thank God Hillary kept her stuff on a private server. At the very least her server was not successfully hacked unlike the State Department server they wanted her to use which has been repeatedly hacked. People need to talk to Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice and Madelaine Albright, all of whom used private servers. Enough with the email stuff. Let's focus on the issues we need to know about for the election.
Cynthia J Campbell says
A distraction????? You've just been presented well documented PROOF of multiple crimes and treasonous acts committed by a presidential candidate, over the span of 30 years and you are okay with that?????
Cynthia J Campbell says
This is not 'email stuff' as you so eloquently put it. You, ma'am, are a disgraceful and deplorable person without brain cells to rub together.
Nope. The others you mentioned did not have their own servers. This is a very important topic. She was Secretary of State and purposely avoiding FOIA requests by keeping her emails on a private server. THAT is the reason she did it - to avoid transparency to the American people. She couldn't even determine whether emails were classified or not! (IF you believe she's telling the truth.) She's a disaster and doesn't deserve to be President of this great country.
Regina McGlashen says
Real issues? Do you not think that Hillary pretending she didnt know what a C meant and sending and receiving top secret info is not an issue? She, as secretary of state is required to use specific channels of communication AND turn in her entire block of communications when she leaves office, neither of which she did. It is NOT her decision to decide which is best for this country in any matter that has already been decided by constitution or laws! The email issues indicate what kind of person Hillary Clinton is, what power she assumes on her own and how she uses that power. She is not an independent authority and has NO right to make decisions on her own regarding the security of this nation when it opposes standard procedure! If you think she may, then you are asking for a dictatorship, an oligarchy where the branches of our government are made irrelevant as well as our laws. Good luck with that!
They had private email ACCOUNTS, but did not use private SERVERS. There is a great difference. It goes to integrity or lack thereof.
Elizabeth M Nosser says
Jacob Bartle says
Can't wait til you add Paul Combetta to this mess!
Virginia McCammon says
She is a liar, cheat and so dishonest...Joeline Webber...if you are too blind to see that...you are as bad as her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dan Fritz says
Did George W. Bush's administration have a private email server?
Some years ago there was a newspaper article ( Akron Beacon Journal?) about the death of a man claimed to be Bush's webmaster. He died when his plane crashed here in Ohio returning from a trip to Washington D.C. His sister was quoted as saying that the crash investigation was not satisfactory and that her brother's cellphone was missing from the crash site.
If true, did or will the Clinton racketeers bring this up when cornered? Does the Donald know about this story?
If I had Sharyl's memory or her investigative skills I could give you the dates, places, and names. Alas, at 76 yrs. things are fading.
Mary Ann McCormack says
Why is there a double standard in our country that I thought, supposedly, followed the law and put the American people first? This is so upsetting! If Hillary was the head of a school, a bank, a department store, etc, she would have been prosecuted, but for some crazy, horrible reason, she is above the law??? I'm ashamed of what other countries think of us. I know I raised my kids to be honest. Wow, power and special interests rule!! Sad for us, the millions of honest American people, we deserve better.
Patricia watson says
It's hard to believe clear thinking person could vote Hillary into the white office. Unfortunately the true devastation (if she gets in) won't be truly felt for years to come,as in Europe which has totally changed the way society lives . Jihadist have been been growing slow but steady, 50 or more yrs from now the effects will of this election and the Clinton machine will all but decimate society
Also 22 January 2009, on her second day as Secretar - HRC signed the "Sensitive Compartmented Information Nondisclosure Agreement" indicating that she understood the classifications and the policies regarding how to handle sensitive information, and that she understood it was her responsibility to know which documents are classified and the penalties for mishandling them.
B. Borr says
Sharyl, Thanks for the summary. Now I really lihe being a deplorable.
For the first time in my life, I feel completely helpless. There seems to be nothing we can do about any of this. No one in government or anywhere for that matter, seems to be able to get anywhere with this. The more truths and facts revealed , the harder the government and it's entities push back. This is not the America I grew up in. This is not the Government I once felt safe with and protected by. It's all so hopeless. Everything has changed. America is falling.
I agree. Sadly...
If Hillary ever stood trial it would go like this...
Judge: Mrs. Clinton have you ever had anyone murdered?
Hillary: Of course not.
Judge: Well did you ever accept bribes?
Hillary: There's no evidence, you can't prove it.
Judge: Mrs. Clinton are you aware of the penalty for perjury, evidence tampering and obstruction of justice?
Hillary: Yes I do, a hell of a lot less than murder and accepting bribes.
Sidney Powell says
Read LICENSED TO LIE: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice for the true inside story of high profile prosecutions and how this group works now. It's 5 stars on Amazon, reads like a legal thriller, but it names names. It's true. No lawyer has ever written a book like this. Also see my article on the NY OBserver at Observer.com--The Countless Crimes of Hillary Clinton. It all came true. Terrifying are the depths to which we have sunk.
Daniel Dickinson says
I had complete confidence in the FBI as one department of government that could not be corrupted. I was wrong. I am surprised, however, that Comey did not resign in disgust. I thought he was better than that. I find your reporting above reproach and am grateful for your concise timeline. Thanks for all you do.
Pam Mitchell says
How can Hillary get away with all the wrong doing‼️
Pam Mitchell says
How can Hillary get away with all the wrong doings
It is amazing that Obama named Hillary as "The Unsong Tech Hero", https://wikileaks.org/clinton-emails/emailid/28998...I would have to give her this credit since she can make so many emails and hardware disappear in a nanosecond.
Px Fragonard says
On Sept. 11, 2012, the election was less than two months away. Terrorists assassinated Ambassador Stevens in Benghazi. The US had gone in to take out Gaddafi without a declaration of war. The president stated he didn't need one because it wasn't war but a "kinetic military engagement." Now the price had been paid and Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama alone were on the hook. So they lied. They said that a video was the cause and the media backed that up.
We know that before Hillary Clinton met with Barack Obama on September 11, 2012, she knew that Ansar-Al-Sharia claimed responsibility for the attack. Barack Obama claims he found out about the attack in the newspapers, like everyone else. That means that, according to him, his Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, met with him on the day of the assassination, just hours after the event, and did not tell him about it. In subsequent days, he also would blame the attack on a video.
Now another election is at hand and the media are lying through their teeth, yet again, to protect Hillary Clinton. Many of the media have gone back and forth from White House employment to network employment, including Sharyl Atkisson's former boss, who forbade her from digging into Benghazi.
We all owe a great debt of gratitude to Ms. Atkisson for continuing her work as an honest reporter. It is a tragedy that such a basic thing requires praise.
You deserve a prize for the last remaining real "reporter". Thank you for providing this. But I was wondering why the immunity deals weren't on this timeline. That's the thing that is most infuriating to me. That the Justice Dept. made a deal and a requirement was that the FBI would destroy evidence from those given the deal. Why is no one doing anything about the destruction of evidence that Congress has subpoenaed?
Kristen McFarland says
Actually, Sheryl...NSA has all of it, just to let you know.
Mitch Barkett says
The fifth amendment administration of transparency. They should all be in jail for obstruction of justice. They stonewall because it works. When it comes to the political class the law has no teeth because the justice department has no resolve because they are corrupted. They better be saying their prayers because if Trump is elected the party is over.
Rip Ferguson says
The Clintons have made a joke out of the FBI and Justice Department. The whole world is watching and laughing at our inept and corrupt government.....so sad what this country has become..
Donna Britt says
Sharyl, you are the best - thank you for all that you do!
Marty Luther says
This is almost unbeliveable,other then I am totally opposed to the Clintons and have been for a long time.Almost nothing they do can surprise me but this is crazy. How can they keep getting away with this crap and not make any mistakes to trip them up,unbeliveable. I wonder if Mr trey Gowdy has this time line and if not could he possibly use it to aide him with his efforts to keep her out of the White House?How about the Trump party could they help get this out to the people so they can see this for themselves.There is only a short time before the elections and we have got to do everything we can to stop her.You have done a very convinceing job with your time line.As Americans you have the responsiblity to get this information out to anyone who can use it now,as you have pointed out America is on the line here.GET THIS OUT TO THE PEOPLEplease! How ever this is Facebook and not well known for truth or real Facts so.
Bruce Jacobson says
Sharyl, thank you for a clean, concise accounting of the email 'incident'. Though heartbreaking, it makes for an easy-to-understand accounting of the story. Thank you so much for your integrity and perserverence, especially in light of the shenanigans you had to deal with at the MSM stations.
Bob Jones says
The suggestion "...that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case." is a perfect example of the no true Scot logically fallacy. How wonderfully Kafkaesque - anyone who decides to prosecute is obviously not "reasonable". I mean consider a law whereby Jews must report to the gas chamber, but the Jew might argue, "But, sir, I am a German citizen!". Yes, says the lawmaker, but no true German would disobey the rules!
Keith Robinson says
Good job Sharyl!
John Seymour says
I'm sorry, this says No Spin, but it's simply not try. I was really hopeful, but it took only seconds to see the bias. Too bad for us all. This country is really starting to suck.
Wayne McMichael says
Bad and incomplete info. There were 23,000 emails marked Classified. Obama's name was left out of "The Players (as they surface in timeline)".
There fore, Hillary is our next President. The American people want a communist criminal in office.
Frank Wheeler says
Would also like to know the details of the 13 mobile devices - what were they all, and to whom did they belong?
Hillary was so computer illiterate that she had her aid Huma print them out so she could read paper. Huma would forward them to her gmail account to print them out, this is how 650,000 documents ended up on the Weiner computer. It is certain that this computer contains classified information, probably more than the emails she previously provided because it wasn't scrubbed by her lawyers. Problems:
- Computer was not approved to store / transmit classified information
- gmail is not an approved network for classified information
- Per reports, Huma had no clearance, neither did Weiner
- Computer was not physically secured to prevent unauthorized access
What will be very interesting is if this turns up emails from Hillarie's .gov account that were forwarded to Huma with a note to "please print this out". If Humma was indeed uncleared at that time, then there is a problem that she will have a hard time ducking. She will deny, of course knowing that Huma used gmail to do the printing, probably throw her under the bus. It will be really interesting if Huma turns out to be a mole for a foreign intelligence service.
In the most recent FBI directer letter to Congress, Comey states:
"During that process, we reviewed all of the communications that were to or from Hillary Clinton while she was Secretary of State."
This particular wording, or description of search criteria, seems to intentionally excludes any emails Huma Abedin had personally forwarded to her private email address while at State. Emails illegally diverted to Abedin's personal email address, ones containing State Department property.
Abiden herself admitted while under oath, that she'd routinely forwarded emails outside the secure system of the State Department to her own private email address, in order to print hard copies for the Secretary. All of these emails would appear on their face as being (To: Huma Abedin,) and (From: what ever account) she was using at the time to illegally forward emails out of the secure system. None of these email's necessarily contained Hillary Clinton's name, or proper email address, in the [To:, or From: ] fields. A cursory examination according to their own description...
It's the content of these emails which is pertinent, we already know from previously released emails that Secretary Clinton instructed subordinates to remove identifying headers in order to circumvent Department of State security protocols. The search parameters used by the FBI to screen these emails is lackadaisical, and misleading to say the least.
If they were to expand the search parameters to include the content of the recently discovered Abiden emails, not just the To: \ From: fields, I strongly suspect they would reach a far different conclusion.
Stan Welli says
What Were They Thinking(?) Department -- A new movie is out:
Recently released as a documentary, starring Anthony Weiner as himself and Huma Abedin as herself, it focuses on his 2013 run for mayor of New York. See details from the Internet Movie Database at the following link:
Last night (Nov. 5), it played on Show Time 2, which is Channel 577 on the Comcast system.
Again, what were they thinking? You can't make this up!
Ms Attkisson, very nicely done, cogent timeline. I appreciate that you are willing to be an actual "journalist" in this age of PR reps for the elite.
One question I have-- why does everybody keep referring to the emails that were bleached or destroyed as being unreviewable by the FBI? The NSA stores every email and phone call ever made within the last 10 years. Why doesn't the FBI access their files?
I've never heard anybody address this. Sure hope you can. Thanks for your great work.
But wait. She's a Mac person? Ugh I better go change my vote.
Gary Seymour says
We can be mad but are we mad enough to vote and help others to not vote for this criminal? Yes, I believe the election is rigged but I know this, she's old and not to long from now she will have to come face to Face with the living God of the universe and answer for her many crimes. Hell isn't 5-10, no, hell is later!
Keith Stanfield says
U.S. Code › Title 18 › Part I › Chapter 101 › § 2071
18 U.S. Code § 2071 - Concealment, removal, or mutilation generally
Current through Pub. L. 114-38. (See Public Laws for the current Congress.)
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(a) Whoever willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, or destroys, or attempts to do so, or, with intent to do so takes and carries away any record, proceeding, map, book, paper, document, or other thing, filed or deposited with any clerk or officer of any court of the United States, or in any public office, or with any judicial or public officer of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
(b) Whoever, having the custody of any such record, proceeding, map, book, document, paper, or other thing, willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies, or destroys the same, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both; and shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States. As used in this subsection, the term “office” does not include the office held by any person as a retired officer of the Armed Forces of the United States.
(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 795; Pub. L. 101–510, div. A, title V, § 552(a), Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1566; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, § 330016(1)(I), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.)